2nd Sing Berlin International Choir Competition & Festival

Date: 24 - 28 June 2020

Join Choirs from all over the world at the 02nd Sing Berlin International Choir Festival & Competition

About the Event

In June 2020, Berlin will play host to the 2020 2nd International Choir Festival & Competition.  The festival takes place in Berlin which attracts choirs from all corners of the globe who come to take part in the festivities.  The festival begins on the Tuesday as choirs begin to arrive and then continues throughout the week with a variety of choral activities. The festival is organised by Meeting Music and is one of a range of Meeting Music festivals offered throughout Europe.
 
Perform before an international panel of qualified international jurors
Receive valuable feedback from the jury during the evaluation performance which takes place before the competition
Compete for a cash prize and awards.
Meet choirs from around the world at the International Choir Festival & Competition.
The festival is a 4-night stay which begins with an afternoon parade on the Tuesday afternoon as well as a reception which is attended by the Jury members and Choir conductors.  In the evening, the festival opening concert takes place.   Activities continue throughout the weekend and each itinerary is tailored to the individual choirs’ requirements. This event takes place every year.
Choirs have the option of participating in the non-competitive festival category and singling purely for pleasure or participating in one of the Competitive categories.
In addition to the competing and singing in the festival, choirs also have the opportunity for individual coaching, friendship concerts with local German host choirs, and accompanied stage rehearsal for competing choirs. Each day of this choral is filled with music opportunities and sightseeing.
Berlin is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city and is ranked as one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. Luxuriate in Opera in Berlin and discover Berlin’s rich historical architecture. Enjoy 4-nights in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Berlin and immerse yourself in the cities rich cultural history. There is a plethora of things to do and see in Berlin.  The city offers world renowned art galleries and museums in the world and the highest standards of opera. During your stay in Berlin, you will enjoy two opera evenings; Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner) in the Deutsche Oper and L’Elisis D’Amore (Donizetti) in the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Performance Information

Choirs that choose to participate to the event without competing may take part to the following activities:
• EP – Evaluation Performance
• IC – Individual Coaching
• FC – meeting in music Friendship Concerts
The participation at these activities is open to choirs
who are taking part at the competition, also.
Participate in one of the Competitive Categories
 Choirs may compete in the following categories:
A – with requirements
(A1 – Mixed Choirs; A2 – Male Choirs; A3 – Female
Choirs, A4 – Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles)
B – without requirements
(B1 – Mixed Choirs; B2 – Male Choirs; B3 – Female
Choirs; B4 – Senior Choirs)
G – Children and Youth Choirs
(G1 – Children Choirs; G2 – Youth Choirs of equal
voices; G3 – Youth Choirs of mixed voices)
S – Musica Sacra
M – Modern/Jazz/Gospel/Pop
 

The Activities

EP – Evaluation Performance
for non-competing choirs
Program • three (3) pieces of the choir’s choice
• perform before a panel of qualified international jurors who provide immediate positive artistic and pedagogical feedback
• certificates of participation are awarded, as well as evaluation ratings
and recommendation letters upon request
Number of singers unlimited
Singing time maximum 15 minutes
Accompaniment no restrictions
 
EP – Evaluation Performance
for competing choirs
Program • present your competition program before the competition
• perform before a panel of qualified international jurors who provide
immediate positive artistic and pedagogical feedback
• evaluation will not influence competition results
 
Number of singers according to category rules
Singing time according to category rules
Accompaniment according to category rules
 
 
IC – Individual Coaching
for all choirs
Program Rehearse with an internationally acclaimed choral expert for stimulating artistic and interpretive guidance. For an effective rehearsal, choirs are asked to
prepare one piece in advance.
FC – “meeting in music” – Friendship Concerts
for all choirs
Program Perform in concert together with other international choirs. Friendship Concerts give choirs the opportunity to get acquainted with each other and to provide enjoyable entertainment and time in a friendly atmosphere. We advise
you to select your program in this spirit. Choirs may opt to participate in Friendship Concerts ONLY.
Number of singers unlimited
Singing time 20 minutes
Accompaniment no restrictions (Piano or E-Piano can be provided upon request.)

Sample Itinerary

Day 1
  • Arrival at airport
  • Reception for conductors & Jury
  • Opening concert
Day 2
  • Rehearsals and Competition
Day 3
  • Rehearsals and Competition
Day 4
  • Conductors & Jury Meeting
Day 5
  • Departure or prolongation of the stay
 
  • This sample itinerary is for information purposes only.
  • All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs’ requirements.
 

Your festival ground arrangements include the following:

4 nights in choice of hotel with breakfast included
Dinner in hotel on four evenings
Return airport transfer with pick-up at airport meeting point with sign
Participation in your chosen competition categories and activities
Scheduled stage rehearsal(s) for your choir
Complimentary copy of juror’s evaluation documents, 1 per choir
Complimentary copies of the official programme book
Preparation of your choir’s specific itinerary
Participation in one meeting in music concert with other choirs (Friendship concert)
Participation in the Opening, Award and Closing Ceremonies
Competent assistance and support on-site from our international & local team
Conductors & Jury Meeting:
Reception for two choir representatives with a small buffet
One to one discussion with the jury members - this is a valuable opportunity to have your programme reviewed and discussed!
Free place on the ground for choir director
 

Transportation while in Berlin

Choirs usually make their way around the region with the local guide via public transport. However, we can arrange coach transportation for your group as
required.
 

Flights Options

Once you enquire with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group. Choir Contact experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking. We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir. We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking. Travel Insurance CCI recommend that all travellers take out travel insurance at the time of booking.

 

 

A quotation costs nothing, so contact us today on 01 888 7830

 or email us at reservations@choircontactireland.ie